Loretta Lynn makes special Stranahan appearancePublished: 04/11/2011 7:00 am By: Ryan A. Bunch
Country music queen Loretta Lynn makes a special visit to Toledo this week on Thursday, April 14 at the Stranahan Theater (4645 Heatherdowns Blvd.). Lynn's epic rags-to-riches tale that saw her rise from a desperately poor southern girl to one of the most well-known and acclaimed voices in American music is the stuff of legend, told brilliantly through the 1980 bio pic Coal Miner's Daughter.
From her early days trying to break through the male-dominated Nashville country music culture of the early '60s (this after marrying at 14 and the mother of four by age 24), to her influence from friend Patsy Cline in re-shaping the woman's role in southern music, to her smash hits with dear friend Conway Twitty in the '70s, to the post-film success of the '80s and her remarkable reemergence with the 2004 Jack White produced come-back album, Van Lear Rose, Lynn has been a force and a voice to be reckoned with in not just country, but popular music for nearly 50 years.
In anticipation of a new forthcoming album, Lynn brings her unique story, her signature voice, and her radiating warmth to the stage of the Stranahan for an evening that will surely be moving and endlessly enjoyable.